Dismemberment-Abortion Ban on Oklahoma House Floor

Please Contact Legislators to Urge Support

Editor’s note. This alert was sent out by Oklahomans for Life. The Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act is one of NRLC’s highest legislative priorities.

stopdismembermentPlease contact your state representative and state senator and urge support for the Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act. This important pro-life bill, HB 1721, is pending on the floor of the Oklahoma House of Representatives, and will then move to the Senate for consideration.

You can identify your own state legislators by going to our website, www.OkForLife.org, and clicking on Find Your Legislators. Type your address, then scroll down to the 4th entry for your state senator’s contact information, and the 5th entry for your representative’s information. Please ask their support for HB 1721, the Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy described the procedure in his written opinions in two Supreme Court abortion cases:

“After sufficient dilation, a doctor inserts grasping forceps through the woman’s cervix and into the uterus to grab a living fetus. The doctor grips a fetal part with the forceps and pulls it back through the cervix and vagina, continuing to pull even after meeting resistance from the cervix. The friction causes the fetus to tear apart. For example, a leg might be ripped off the fetus as it is pulled through the cervix and out of the woman…” Gonzales v. Carhart, 127 S.Ct. 1610, 1620-21 (2007).

“The fetus, in many cases, dies just as a human adult or child would: It bleeds to death as it is torn apart limb by limb. The fetus can be alive at the beginning of the dismemberment process and can survive for a time while its limbs are being torn off. The process of dismembering the fetus continues until it has been completely removed… Once the fetus has been evacuated, the placenta and any remaining fetal material are suctioned or scraped out of the uterus. The doctor examines the different parts to ensure the entire fetal body has been removed.” Stenberg v. Carhart, 530 U.S. 914, 958-59 (2000) (Kennedy, A., dissenting).

Please urge the Oklahoma House and Senate to prohibit this barbaric inhumanity by enacting HB 1721.